food

  1. W

    Food for younger guinea pigs and weaning off pellets

    My pigs Womble and Bear are finally arriving home this Wednesday (I'm so excited!) and I'd really like them to be on a full veg diet as my research has shown me that a veg diet is better than a pellet one. However, currently they've been fed pellets. I'm not sure how to wean them off pellets...
  2. CosmoAndPlutosMama

    Oxbow vs Sherwood

    Hello! I’m a newer pig mama. I’d like to know your opinions on the quality of oxbow vs Sherwood pellets! Is one much healthier than the other?
  3. cupcake0x

    Territorial over food?

    Hi, any help would be so appreciated. I have 2 females, Biscuit was adopted and is at least 2 years old (actual age unknown) and one new addition that we got 2 days ago, Piglet - she’s a baby. :love: We did an introduction and all was really smooth. Biscuit seemed to take Piglet under her wing...
  4. hannahs26

    Safe twigs and branches

    Hi, I already enrich my girl's run home with Hazel, Apple, Birch, Willow and beech twigs and leaves, but was looking for more info about what else I could use, when I came across this link: Safe Branches List for Rabbits & Guinea-pigs — Bunny Meadow What are your opinions of the list? I read...
  5. ashleemelda

    Vegetable Alternative

    I recently decided to start following the sample diet guide by Wiebke, which primarily meant adding a full green bean and small piece of celery to their daily diet. Initially, they both took these vegetables very well, but within the past couple of days, Rose seems to no longer enjoy green bean...
  6. Erinmartinx

    Guinea pig likes dog food?

    Evening everyone, I’ve recently noticed one of my girls likes to eat dry dog food. Whenever I get them out she’ll always run over to the dog bowl and start eating it. I remove the bowl now when they’re out but I don’t know if it would of caused any harm. She only had a few bits. thanks in advance.
  7. Victoria Jones

    What to give my boys...

    Right now for food I am giving my boys Gilbert and Gandalf Oxbow Essentials Young Guinea Pig Food which was recommended by my Vet. I also feed them Timothy Hay. My question is when it comes to veggies what is best to give them? I have given them Kale, Carrots (2-4x a week) and romane lettus...
  8. Dystopoly

    Versele-Laga/Selective Naturals Brand?

    Does anyone have any experience with this food/know if it’s any good? It’s new in my local pet store and looks really interesting!
  9. J

    pig ate some fern

    i could not find much on any website about pigs and ferns - i left my pig out with my girlfriend and told her to watch him and when i came back in about 5 minutes later i found he was eating the fern. she did not know this was not okay so that's not her fault, but still, we cannot gauge how much...
  10. Rebeka

    Pellets

    Hi I've just gone to see my 2 girls and there food bowl is empty think they finished it within the last hour/hour and half I went to to box that I keep there food and it's empty one of my daughters must have put the last in there bowl and forgot to tell me and at it is 11.55pm here where I am...
  11. Guptheguineapig

    Homemade Hay "Critical Care"

    Can I soak Timothy Hay in water and then blend that mix up in a blender with a little apple sauce or pellets for my guinea pig? The Critical Care is causing her poops to soften. The last thing we need is diarrhea.
  12. G

    Good starter veggies!

    Hi! I have two boars (Patches and Carmal). They recently went to the vet where they got prescribed some medicine for their soft stool. The medicine is to be administered twice daily for ten days. They do not like it but will behave long enough for me to syringe feed it to them. I did the first...
  13. W

    Frozen Vegetables

    It’s the summer, and it’s incredibly hot both outside and inside my house. I noticed my guinea pigs are most likely feeling the heat, and I want to help them cool down, I was wandering if I can freeze raw carrots and give it to them as a cool treat. I don’t know if it would be good for them to...
  14. Brackenwolf1

    My Guinea pig has lost weight

    Hi I have a group of 3 13 week old male guinea pigs and I have one that the vet has confirmed is the runt. I weighed the boys last night a rolo (the runt) has lost weight and is now only 389g where as his brothers are around 500g. I hand feed rolo his veg but I was wondering what I could feed...
  15. Munching Maniac

    What’s a good routine for two boars in summer

    Is anyone willing to share their routines with me so I can create one myself. I have two healthy boars!
  16. G

    Amount of Veggies+Pellets

    Hi. I have two boars (Patches and Carmal.) On this forum, they say 1 cup of veggies per pig. Does that mean if you have a pair you give them 2 cups. Same with pellets. Instead of 1/8 would you feed 1/4. Or if it was 1/4 would you feed 1/2? Also do you feed 1/8 pellets per pig or 1/4. Do they...
  17. G

    Picky Eater! Help!

    Hi. I have two boars. Patches (older) and Carmal (younger). Carmal is good about eating his veggies, but his favorite is green beans. Patches on the other, is a very picky eater. He will only eat green beans, and, if I’m lucky, corn. This is probably partially my fault. This is my first time...
  18. Brackenwolf1

    Changing dry food

    I have recently got a rescue guinea pig and he has come with the Gerty Guinea pig dry mix (a musli mix) He is already underweight and I have noticed that he only eats a couple of different bits of the food. Therefore I want to change it to a complete nugget. I have chosen Harrington’s and I was...
  19. The Chipmunks

    Food Bowls

    Hi, I have a very boisterous guinea pig and he used to have a china bowl in his cage for his dry food and then another for his fresh food. However, he likes to tip the bowls up (inparticular his dry food bowl) and he flips them on to each other. I was cared he would crack of break the bowl so I...
  20. pepperandrosie

    grass?

    Hi, I was just wondering if you can feed guinea pigs fresh grass as I've had an idea that i can buy a mini hay rack (like a hamster sized one) to put grass in but also have a big one for the hay during the winter so when its summer they can go on the grass and eat more of it? I don't want to...
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